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Summer Hassan

Summer Hassan

Summer Hassan

Soprano

Soprano Summer Hassan is currently completing her master's degree at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the tutelage of Kenneth Shaw. She received her bachelor's degree from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Marlene Rosen. Recent engagements include her Carnegie Hall debut as the Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony, Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale and Anna Maurrant in Weill's Street Scene with CCM opera. She recently covered Vendulka in Smetana's The Kiss at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where she will return in summer 2014 to sing the Second Lady in The Magic Flute and cover Adina in The Elixir of Love. Other roles have included Mimi in La Bohème, the Mother in Hansel and Gretel, and Betty in The Threepenny Opera with Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center; and Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito and Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Oberlin Opera Theater. She was a 2013 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-North Carolina District and was a winner at the Corbett Opera Scholarship Competition at CCM.  She has been a featured soloist in works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana (Oberlin) and Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia (UNCSA). (www.SummerHassan.com)